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    Hi Ozzie from Fraught Iron here,i`m doin a fair in june for the first time and believe i may need public liability insurance.
    Can anyone one offer help or advice on this please.
    Regards Ozzie
    Ozzie
    www.fraught-iron.co.uk

  • #2
    i dont know! but it would be v.interesting and useful to know the answer!
    Sophie.x

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    • #3
      Hi,

      I've only just joined today but think I may be able to help.

      I had a market stall several years ago and I was also selling at Country fairs.

      I had to have Public Liability insurance and went through the National Market Traders Federation. Just 'google' this and you should find the info you need. As far as I can remember it was relatively cheap.

      Hope that helps.

      Jenny

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      • #4
        Hi Ozzie,

        You will find that most organisers will require you to have Public Liability Insurance so that you can take part in their events, it's quite common place these days. It can be quite an expense for crafters, but I think you can get a policy that will cover you for a number of events throughout a year.

        It's also worth noting that this is in addition to the organiser having to provide their own insurance, which believe me is expensive! One reason I gave up organising was because when my policy came up for renewal it had doubled!

        It's easy to think that the insurance companies 'can't go wrong' ...that is how it feels, but as I used to say to my stall holders ...an accident can happen totally unexpectedly in seconds and can end up costing lots of money in compensation. If the accident is proved to have been caused by you then it's you that pays the compensation!

        Venues, organisers and crafters all have a responsibilty to provide a safe place for the public to visit and as such are required to have adequate insurance incase the unthinkable happens.

        Shop around for a few quotes. Once covered you will be able to rest easy and get on with enjoying your fair!

        Please note that I'm no expert in insurance and these are my own personal thoughts on the subject. I would advise you to seek professional advice on the matter.

        Good luck.
        Fair Do.

        Fair Do's!

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        • #5
          It is so true. we have become a compo society. so someone trips over your stall & they can potentially sue you. uhg. the world is actually crazy
          Sophie.x

          Sometimes what we say is not what we mean & what we mean is not what we say - that's why I paint!

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          • #6
            Hi there

            You could also check www.craftinsurance.co.uk for compare quotes

            Debbie
            www.beadservice.net
            On-line bead supplier and bead lover

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            • #7
              I've posted this before but I know that several of us on the Forum use this company (and no, I'm not on commission!)

              The price may now have changed but I think I paid around £46 or £47 for a year's cover.

              Si.

              Combined Market Traders Insurance Association (CMTIA)

              Underwritten by Zurich
              Tel:
              020 8554 5273

              This covers you for public liability insurance up to £5,000,000.
              This also covers your products up to £5,000,000 but not second hand products.
              You can use this policy for one stall a day in any location in Europe.
              No excess.

              Pay by cheque, postal order, debit or credit card (there is a £1.50 charge to do this) or by calling
              020 8554 5273.
              The policy will be faxed straight away to you.
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              • #8
                Cmtia

                As organisers we recommend CMTIA as mentioned by Si.

                For £48, we got £10million public liability and £5million product liability.

                And we don't get commission either! (I wish!)

                Jules
                Apple Tree Crafts
                www.appletreecraftfairs.com

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                • #9
                  I've just sorted my insurance out, also with CMTIA, and it is still £47 a year for £5 mil public & product liability.

                  I'm just waiting for my paperwork to arrive any day now. They were really competitive compared to a lot of other quotes.

                  Hmmm... I wonder if we should all ask for comission??

                  Claire
                  Website; www.midshiresmakers.co.uk
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                  • #10
                    Thanks for posting this, something I'm looking into at the moment
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                    • #11
                      Yes this is very helpful, its something I will need to research myself. I'm actually relieved to find its not as expensive as I feared!

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                      • #12
                        craft insurance

                        Thanks to everyone for the help and advice,so very much appreciated.
                        Will let you know how it goes.
                        Kind regards Ozzie
                        Ozzie
                        www.fraught-iron.co.uk

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                        • #13
                          Anyone else feeling that warm contented glow at being appreciated?! lol

                          Si.
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